Sure, this is a stunt, but it’s a catchy little stunt. To emphasize how lax border security is, gadfly filmmaker James O’Keefe of Project Veritas dressed up as Osama bin Laden and waded across the three-foot-deep river that currently seems to serve as the only obstacle to illegal aliens:
As Project Veritas notes, the setting for this little stunt is right next to a convenient access road on the Mexican side, where there is plenty of evidence it gets used frequently. Crossing the river puts border violators within six miles of Interstate 10. No one detected or confronted O’Keefe while he splashed around in his bin Laden getup.
Rush Limbaugh speaks often of “illustrating absurdity by being absurd.” Those inclined to dismiss O’Keefe’s stunt as silly grandstanding are missing the point: he’s following the Limbaugh strategy of doing something outlandish to draw attention to the far more ridiculous claims by President Obama and his flacks that the border is secure.
As O’Keefe himself puts it: “If the President or Senator Reid or anyone else tries to tell you that our borders are secure, they are lying to you. Border security is national security. We were able to pick a well-traveled crossing, easily accessible from both sides, and cross unobserved by federal agents. Just six miles from our crossing is Interstate 10, and from there, the rest of the country. Do you feel safe?”
Under such circumstances, why would any rational person conclude that further amnesty orders from Obama, or a congressional amnesty deal, won’t produce exactly the same kind of stampede across the border that Obama’s DACA orders did? The border is wide open, and anyone who gets across it can stay forever, with a far greater chance of receiving concessions from the American Ruling Class than getting deported. Watch that O’Keefe video, and then tell me how far more reasonably-dressed people are crazy or victims of “misinformation” for splashing across that river and making a beeline for I-10.